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Read about the original Tony-winning Production HERE.

 

 

Buy the Original Cast Album HERE.

 

 

Synopsis:

Robbin' Hood of the Old West, a bad Western adaptation of the Robin Hood story is reaching its conclusion. The egregiously untalented leading lady, Jessica Cranshaw is a triple threat: she can't sing, act, or dance (or remember when to say her lines). To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The entire company comes under suspicion, and Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department is called in to solve the homicide. Believing that the perpetrator is still in the building, he sequesters it.

The Suspects include the hard-bitten lady producer, Carmen Bernstein; her husband, Sidney; the show's flamboyant director Christopher Belling; divorced songwriting team Aaron Fox and Georgia Hendricks; Stage Manager Johnny Harmon; choreographer/leading man Bobby Pepper, ingénue Niki Harris, and ambitious chorine Bambi Bernét.

The company use its spare time to attempt to fix the show's problems. Niki, Ms. Cranshaw's understudy, is passed up for the leading role in favour of Georgia, who is encouraged to take the role despite the protests of Aaron, who has fallen in love with her again. Cioffi, a theatre fan and amateur actor, becomes more involved with saving the show than solving the case. Cioffi finds himself falling for Niki, and she seems to return his affection, so he hopes she's not the murderer. Meanwhile, secrets are surfacing, the production numbers in Robbin' Hood are rewritten, rehearsed and rewritten again, and the body count is rising. Can Cioffi solve the case, save the show, and get the girl before the curtain rises without getting offed himself? This is a musical, after all!

 

 

CAST DESCRIPTIONS:

 

All characters are adults.  There are no roles for children in the production.


LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI
Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki.
Vocal Range: Baritenor Ab-E

NIKI HARRIS
Pretty, naive ingenue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Lt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit Soprano and good comic timing.
Vocal Range: Soprano C-E

GEORGIA HENDRICKS
Female half of our songwriting team. Ends up taking on the leading lady role. Feigns romance with Bobby to win her husband/partner back. Must sing and dance well.
Vocal Range: Belt G-E

CARMEN BERNSTEIN
Brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress who sings well. Bambi's seemingly unsupportive mother.
Vocal Range: Belt Low Eb-E

AARON FOX
The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he’s separated. He’s miserable without her but too proud to admit it. Strong tenor. Piano playing not necessary but helpful.
Vocal Range: Baritone Bb-Gb

SIDNEY BERNSTEIN
The producer of an out of town flop. Carmen's husband, Bambi's father. Sidney is tough and self-serving. He is blackmailing most of the cast. Seeking a character actor with good comic timing.

CHRISTOPHER BELLING
English director. Very camp. Very funny. Always has an opinion and isn't afraid to share it. Requires a good comic lead actor and British accent.
Vocal Range: B-E

BAMBI BERNE
Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer, despite her mother's constant criticism. She's a little obnoxious with a voice to match. Bambi is an excellent dancer/comedienne who sings well.
Vocal Range: C-C

DARYL GRADY
Theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out of town tryouts. Hopelessly in love with Niki.
NON-SINGING ROLE.

JOHNNY HARMON
The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is a character man who is gruff but lovable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process.

OSCAR SHAPIRO
The general manager. An agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. He's very anxious about the future of the show. Seeking a good comic actor who sings.
Vocal Range: Bb-E

BOBBY PEPPER
The choreographer and leading man – a Gene Kelly type who is the one shining star in an otherwise dire show.A ladies man. Seeking a strong singer who dances well.
Vocal Range: A-E

JESSICA CRANSHAW
Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show within a show and gets murdered on its opening night. No one is sad to see her go. Must sing consistently off key. (It will be very challenging to appear this comically bad!)

RANDY DEXTER
Singer/Dancer who is playing the role of Parson Tuck in “Robbin’ Hood”.

ENSEMBLE ROLES
“In the Same Boat” TRIO
HARV FREMONT
MONA PAGE
ROBERTA WOOSTER
DETECTIVE O’FARRELL
SASHA ILJINSKY
MARJORIE COOK
ARLENE BARRUCA
ROY STETSON
BRICK HAWVERMALE
JANE SETLER
CONNIE SUBBOTIN
PEG PRENTICE
RONNIE DRISCOLL
RUSS COCHRAN